České Budějovice, Czech Republic, June 25, 2017 – A thrilling five sets led to a victory by Iran: 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 18-25, 15-12. The Iranian is clear about this match: "This match was beautiful!"
Behrouz Ataei, coach of Iran:
This match was beautiful, Argentina was a very good team, My players could not do everything we had planned but now I am very happy with this result. We earned this first place in our group and we are looking forward to the next stage.”
Rasoul Aghchehli, captain of Iran:
“We came here to win every match and so we did. It was a good game and a hard one at the same time. We followed the instructions from our coach and we made it.”
Alejandro Grossi, coach of Argentina: “It was an interesting match, both teams played well except for us in the first set. Then we played better and in the final stage of the match we made some mistakes and we had to pay a high price for that.”
Ignacio Roberts, captain of Argentina: “We are a very close and good team. When every player can play at a 100% we are great. We lost but we take this experience with us for the next match.”